phlego-, phleg-

(Greek [phlegmatikos] and Latin [phlegmaticus]: heat, inflammation; burn, inflame)

adenophlegmon (s) (noun), adenophlegmons (pl)
Acute inflammation of a gland: The obsolete term adenophlegmon relates to the soreness and swelling of the lymph nodes and the adjacent connective tissue.
apophlegmatism, apophlegmatic
An obsolete term for the action of purging phlegm from the head.
Name of a fabled river of fire, one of the five rivers of Hades.
phlegethontal, phelgethontic
Of or pertaining to Phlegethon; burning, fiery.
1. Abnormal amounts of mucus, especially as expectorated (spit) from the mouth.
2. The thick mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory passages, especially during a cold or flu.
3. One of the four humors of the body, according to the ancient Greek humoral doctrine.
phlegmagogue (s) (noun), phlegmagogues (pl)
A medicine for expelling phlegm: In order for Jill to get rid of the viscid mucus in her bronchial passages, Dr. Edwards told her to get phlegmagogue at the pharmacy and take it as suggested on the package.
Inflammation, especially when acute and severe; usually accompanied by fever.
1. Relating to the heaviest of the four ancient Greek humors; mucous.
2. Having a predominance of phlegm in the constitution or "temperament".
3. Having or showing the mental character or disposition formerly supposed to result from predominance of phlegm among the bodily humors; not easily excited to feeling or action; lacking enthusiasm; cold, dull, sluggish, apathetic; cool, calm, unexcitable, self-possessed.
A person of phlegmatic constitution.
Inflamed or much inflamed.
phlegmon, phlegmonous
1. A spreading, diffuse inflammatory reaction to infection with microaerophilic streptococci, that forms a suppurative or gangrenous and undermining lesion that may extend into deep subcutaneous tissues and muscles, creating multiple small pockets of pus.
2. A solid, swollen, inflamed mass of pancreatic tissue occurring as a compilation of acute pancreatitis, which may subside spontaneously or become secondarily infected and develop into an abscess.
3. An inflammatory tumor, a boil or carbuncle; inflammation; especially, of the cellular tissue, tending to or producing suppuration (formation of pus); an acute local inflammation with marked redness and swelling.
1. Of the nature of or consisting of phlegm, mucous; containing or characterized by phlegm.
2. A reference to a mental disposition; phlegmatic.
A noninflammatory circumscribed redness of the skin.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly, indirectly, or partly to: "fire, burn, glow, or ashes": ars-, ard-; -bust; cand-, cend-; caust-, caut-; crema-; ciner-; ether-; flagr-; flam-; focus, foci-; fulg-; gehenna-; ign-; phlog-; pyreto-, -pyrexia; pyr-; spod- (ashes; waste); volcan-.